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Why POPE FRANCIS slaps a woman’s hand after the Te Deum service

Pope Francis was “caught” off-guard, it seemed, when a devout (Catholic? Asian?) by-stander grabbed his hand. He reacted by slapping the woman’s hand and pulled back his arm. This must be the reason why he suddenly departed from his scripted words during the Wednesday service. He went on to apologize […]

Malacañang spokesman Panelo claim DUTERTE’s DRUG war a SUCCESS

Palace spokesperson tells mainstream media press President Duterte’s war on drugs was a success Palace spokesman tells members of Malacañang Press corps, majority of them representing the mainstream media, that President Rodrigo Duterte’s election centerpiece campaign promise of eradicating drug in the country was a success. Was it a success? […]

DANGEROUS TIME: Movie on the ASSASINATION of Benigno Aquino, Jr.

Some immediate past events in Philippine history need to be retold, never mind if there are flaws, if only to make us remember. How can one forget those momentous times when history unraveled which began with the return of former senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. at the Manila international airport […]

ICON: Meet the newest face of climate change activism

She was catapulted to fame from obscurity and now the newest face of climate change activism. Can’t get enough of the newest personality mainstream media, including climate change alarmists, swoon and idolize? Now, watch the coverage below and get that information in full package. The young activist is not the […]

This transcript triggers US Democrats to call for Trump impeachment

Interesting read: The transcript of conversation between US President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymr Zelensky that triggers jubilation among Demacrats to seek, at last, the impeachment of sitting US President Donald Trump. But nowhere in the transcript was mentioned that Trump seek a foreign government to help his political campaign […]

FALSE: LizQuen movie ‘Alone/Together’ grossed $350-million

What is an entertainment news article when a Philppine peso (₱) sign is interchanged with the US dollar ($) sign? It is laden with FAKE NEWS. Take for instance the update on earnings by local movie “Alone/Together” published by Manila broadsheet Philippine Star. The article “What’s next for Liza Soberano?” […]

Watch Teaser If We Erase Traditional Politics We Win

This Philippine province of almost two million people, or 1.9 (1,952,544) million warm bodies according to the official census count of 2015 is the biggest in the Bicol region in terms of population and land area. While it is rich in natural resources and beautiful scenic places, majority of its […]

Happy Holidays Happy New Year from us to you all!!

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, to all our readers, the few followers and friends of this site and our social media pages. Advisory: After April 21, 2018, we stopped posting links on two of our OLD facebook pages. The first one is thebulletintoday (dot) com page. This originally links to […]

Camalig town in Bicol wants to build an international convention center

Imagine this. A handsome building rising on Quituinan Hill fronting the majestic Mount Mayon would be a sight to behold. That prospect emboldens the municipal council committee on infrastructure of Camalig in Albay coming forward with the plan. They proposed to build a P3.5 billion Bicol International Convention Center located […]

Albay’s white elephant Pantao is regional port to nowhere?

Budget insertions for appropriations on the 2019 proposed national budget made top news these past days. Members of the house of representatives and the Budget Department are pointing fingers who did the possible insertion which bloated the proposed national budget. Budget insertions when intended for infrastructure projects of congressional districts […]

Napgate: President Duterte is neither Sleeping Beauty nor Snow White

Why President Duterte is neither Snow White nor Sleeping Beauty? But of course, there could never be another Snow White nor Sleeping Beauty except the originals from the rich imagery of Disney. In the case of the Philippine president, it is funny how local media made full take, nay a […]

Will US troopers use force VS. caravan of Central American migrants?

We are like waiting for something expected could happen as the ‘illegal’ migrants from Central America, but mostly Hondurans, mass and knock at the border between Mexico and US. This tense expectation is fueled with the alleged leak of information that the White House has reportedly issued a memo authorizing […]

Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know. Pooled Editorial: Speak Truth to Power, Keep […]

Watch Pep talk, Dear small YouTube creators like Us

This is like a pep talk for me (or, us) and anyone who might feel the same or in the same situation (instance). “Dear small Youtube creators, like Us! This is to assure myself and anyone of similar situation that we belong to a strong unorganized club that can weild […]

Watch The Moment Mocha Uson Locates Mayon is so Hilarious

Watch The Moment Mocha Uson Locates Mayon is so Hilarious!! Amidst the rumblings and heigthened seismic activity of Mayon, loose tongue Vlogger and Malacanang’s Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux Uson, known in the rounds of Duterte supporters as Mocha Uson showed her ignorance on Philippine geography. In the course of […]

Award for Mocha came from alumni group, not from UST

The University of Santo Tomas distanced itself from the recognition given to Malacanang’s communication assistant secretary Mocha Uson by one of its alumni organization. The educational institution has to make a clarificatory statement the recognition given to Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux ‘Mocha’ Uson was given by […]

Watch busy foot traffic on mall hallway intersection

This is a short footage of foot traffic on a mall hallway intersection. This is a short footage of foot traffic on a mall hallway intersection. The scenes are in sharp contrast to malling in the west which is slowly dying, with the sharp switch to on-line shopping already. In […]

Senator Grace Poe and the missing foot padding solved?

What if government officials, whether elected or appointed, and their staff, would attempt to lie on petty, simple, minute and negligible details and things? Can we also deduce there is prevailing possibility that they could lie more than that? This is the essence of our video. On April 26, 2017 […]

We are launching NOAH, News One and Half Youtube channel unless

We are excited to drop here we are officially launching another, yet our second experimental channel on Youtube, News One And Half. It carries the same topic category on the website which we abbreviated with the acronym of NOAH. (Unless some technical difficulties are encountered, the project is on.- Ed.) […]

Despacito gets a version out of Duterte’s speeches, and it’s hilarious

Already, the two hour tedious speech of President Rodrigo Duterte during his second State of the Nation Address, was history. For one, his address was more of impromptu and unscripted, having deviated from the one running on the teleprompter. The chief executive dismissed the prepared speech as “walang kwenta” or […]

Poe OKs filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III

Poe OKs recommendation of filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III. Yes , you read it right. Senator Grace Poe welcomes the decision of the Ombudsman in recommending the filinng of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and other identified keyplayers of the Mamasapano massacre of SAF44. […]

Not a foot padding on Sen. Grace Poe’s rice paddy art photo?

A day after posting a short piece about Senator Grace Poe Visits PhilRice For Rice Paddy Art, we received a friendly note asking us to “correct” or ahem, remove the reference to a “foot padding” where the good senator stood for the photo shoot. We were made to understand to […]

DepEd Bicol says no major problem during first day of school

For lack of proper monitoring standard, an official of DepEd Bicol summarily said there were no major problems met on the first day of school in various provinces and cities of the region. Spokesperson Mayflor Jumamil said the education department had prepared for “Balik Eskwela” this school year with 973 […]

Why Overseas Filipino Workers need a separate, distinct OFW bank?

It is a good thing that the government is focused on the welfare of the Overseas Filipino Workers. But why open a separate bank for OFWs? The present crop of government officials under the Duterte administration, and so so true of the past ones, has no trust that existing government […]

Senator Poe visits PhilRice for rice paddy art

No, Senator Grace Poe is not about to ride a green flying carpet. The lady solon has this photo op taken at the ‘rice paddy’ in Barangay Maligaya in the Science City of Munoz in Nueva Ecija province. Looking closely now, it would seem that foot padding is well placed […]

President Duterte douse cold water on claims of fake news site VS Robredo

What’s next when truth is twisted and served as fake news? On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte doused cold water on the fake news article published maliciously by a dubious, fake news web site, obviously supportive of the administration but into overdrive attack against critics, particularly vice-President Leni Robredo.

Duterte wants you to know he got highest award from the Knights of Rizal

Duterte wants you to know he got highest award from the Knights of Rizal. On Thursday night, the Knights of Rizal conferred the highest honor it gives to an individual on President Rodrigo Duterte in a ceremony at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City. He was honored with the […]

Kabayan Party List Harry Roque under fire for sexist comment

Kabayan party list representative Harry Roque got swarmed with negative comments on social media sites Facebook and Twitter. In a press conference Wednesday, Kabayan party list Harry Roque wagged his tongue longer than it should. He uttered a sexist remark towards Senator Leila de Lima. Roque asked why the lady […]

Facebook shares hoax on alleged burning of Christian churches in India

Users of the Facebook ecosystem once more get affronted with not one, but many fake news on a daily basis. Currently being tossed (read shared) by some is this hoax about the Christian churches being burned or set to be put on fire in India. Yes, Facebook allows the sharing […]

Drug-related, Extra judicial killing ends December 31st 2016, and reboots on January 1st, 2017

Drug-related and extra judicial killing ends December 31st 2016, and reboots on January 1, 2017. Yes. In the Philippines, under the leadership of ‘Punisher’ POTP Rodrigo Duterte, all national police operations with relation to drug-related and extra judicial killing by “viglantes” will officially terminate on December 31st 2016. But “Double […]

It’s OK for President Duterte to protect police killers of Leyte mayor?

In President Rodrigo Duterte’s cabinet, we find the finest men and women in the public and government service.They are cut for the right job. They are ready and up and about to run to the rescue and defense of the chief executive. Include in the group Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre […]

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, 71 and sickly?

President Rodrigo Duterte was sick, not? It is worth telling here that while attending the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting last 19–20 November 2016 in Lima, Peru, President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly passed out.(or was it collapsed? That was just before the formal dinner and before the important most final commemorative photo […]

Joking around? President Duterte admits to spanking bottoms of lady cops

President Duterte admits to spanking bottoms of lady cops. Now it can be told that President Rodrigo Duterte has the penchant of spanking people. More specifically women. And the favorite part, their bottoms! This he admitted and revealed during the alumni homecoming of San Beda College of Law on Saturday, […]

Duterte cusses British reporter when asked on drug-related killings

A reporter from British television Channel 4 just had the foul taste of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s favorite cuss words during the press briefing early Thursday morning. During the question and answer portion of the media briefing in Davao City, Asia correspondent reporter for Channel 4 Jonathan Miller questioned Duterte […]

Internet activists react on the stealthy burial of Marcos at Libingan

This is how activists reacted on the internet and social media on the stealthy but successful burial of the remains of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos with full military honors last November 18, 2016 at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. Though pictures and graphics were accompanied with lengthy words as […]

Senator De Lima to President Duterte: Do you like me?

This is hilarious. Senator Leila de Lima get back at the recent tirades from President Rodrigo Duterte with this message: “Stop harassing me. What do you want from me? Do you like me?” The lady senator who has become the “apple of the president’s eyes” expressed on Monday that “Duterte […]

Why only now? Albay solon bats for huge impounding dams in Bicol

In the season of change espoused by the President of the Philippines (POTP), elective government officials try to outsmart another with brilliant ideas so they would not be percieved as mere stones gathering moss on the pillars of their four cornered offices. Some fear lurks in their heart that President […]

Sen. Lacson sees flaw in PNP recruitment program

Speaking to PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa during the second day of the Senate inquiry into the extra-judicial killings, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson asked why most of the PNP personnel suspected to be involved in illegal drugs trade were younger, new police officers. Lacson has speculated there must […]

DENR secretary on high energy at the State of Mindanao environment day

There is no doubt, the enthusiastic Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is bound to do more positive acts which would benefit the conservation of natural resources and the environment. On the video above, the secretary displayed high energy in front of participants, students, staff, […]

Prank calls congest hotlines ‘8888’ and ‘911’ on first day

Ninety-five pecent of the initial calls received for the government’s public service hotlines “8888” and “911” were, guess what, prank. On Tuesday, Philippine Long Distance Telephone company Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said, “Actually, we expected that (receiving many prank calls),” on the sidelines of the telco giant’s briefing on its […]

Duterte admin seen to implement forced savings program for employees

Employed Filipinos can look forward to additional salary or wage deductions from their take home pay very soon. A regular deduction from monthly salary would be set aside as provision for retirement which was provided under Republic Act 9505 or the Personal Equity and Retirement Account (PERA) law. The forced […]

Palace drops “His Excellency” in addressing President Duterte

New palace occupant, new rules in the house. Here’s something worth knowing. Today it was known that Malacanang directed all heads of departments, bureaus and other government offices to stop addressing President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as “His Excellency” and the Cabinet secretaries as “Honorable” in official communications. The memo was […]

Panatag Shoal definitely Philippines’, yet fishermen cautioned from fishing

If we are to read between the maps, Panatag Shoal or its traditional English name of Scarborough Shoal is not in China’s front yard. This according to Google which recently updated the mostly popular online reference map and removed the counterpart Chinese name (characters) on its site when browsing on […]

Yes, you can scan, copy PH peso and print it too

Have you tried making a copy of a Philippine currency, to be specific one in paper denomination? For the purpose of this article, we copied a P200 peso note. Then using an image manipulation app, we changed the dimension and image quality to poor (so we don’t get into any […]

No economy is an island, so will PH get hit by BREXIT?

Not yet in and yet, the choice technocrats of the incoming Duterte regime are quick to sound off that the European phenomenon called BREXIT, the departure of the United Kingdom (also known as Great Britain) from the European Union will have no effect on the local economy. While many countries […]

Will Marcos Sr. burial in Libingan really wipe hatred?

DAVAO CITY –- Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is ready to pardon former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and allow the burial of former dictator Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani to “erase” hatred in a divided nation. Duterte disclosed to reporters on Monday night that he has talked […]

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Participants were half-hearted during the nationwide earthquake drill

The 1st quarter nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill last March 27 wherein Marikina city also participated was hailed as a success. Playing lead roles were partner agencies’ National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), also tasked to strengthen people’s preparedness for emergencies […]

Watch busy foot traffic on mall hallway intersection

This is a short footage of foot traffic on a mall hallway intersection. This is a short footage of foot traffic on a mall hallway intersection. The scenes are in sharp contrast to malling in the west which is slowly dying, with the sharp switch to on-line shopping already. In […]

If DNA matches, “Welcome to the family!” – Marcos

”I don’t see how will that help but if that will, why not? Sure, I will take DNA test, there’s no problem,” Marcos said when asked by the media if he is willing to help Poe during the weekly Kapihan sa Senado media forum. Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. on […]

After Election, Now What? It is Payback Time in Bicol!

The day after the mid-term elections, expect things will be back to same old same old. (Tulad ng dati.) The poor remains poor. Some neighbors at the back house had an appointed chance of getting “dole-out moneys” from candidates’ crisp peso notes with the smiley face of a Ninoy are […]

Map integration test on some posts, NOAH features addition

This is another heads up on the back side of this site, on what the team has been up to lately. But of course, the output can be seen on the post pages upfront. Map integration was finally tested. While concern it might contribute or add to site lagging, the […]

Manila Standard Today Posted Erroneous Title of Masbate Sea Mishap

It isn’t funny anymore with the not-once-in-a-blue-moon errors of national dailies on news coverages which detail events outside Manila. This time, have you noticed the news from Manila Standard Today about the “Ship sinks off Bohol, 2 killed, 12 missing” posted on Jun. 15, 2013 at 12:02am and bylined by […]

Why President Aquino remind heads of agencies to execute 2015 budget?

MANILA, April 9 — The first quarter of 2015 was over, or three months have passed, and President Benigno S. Aquino III has to issue a directive for all heads of departments and agencies to undertake measures and ensure prompt execution of their budgets for fiscal year 2015 so programs […]

Why PH is spending P10- billion for the APEC meet

Malacanang on Friday defended the P10-billion budget for the hosting of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), by saying it is the country’s economy that will benefit most from the amount that the Philippines invested for the prestigious event. ”For the attendance alone, it is expected that more or […]

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Happy Holidays Happy New Year from us to you all!!

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, to all our readers, the few followers and friends of this site and our social media pages. Advisory: After April 21, 2018, we stopped posting links on two of our OLD facebook pages. The first one is thebulletintoday (dot) com page. This originally links to […]

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SAF commandos to get posthuomous medals one year after Mamasapano

One year after the infamous massacre of the elements of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force in the killing fields of Mamasapano in Maguindanao by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Malacanang has found some sense in granting the fallen heroes a token medal. The […]

MILF’s Iqbal positive on passage of proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

MANILA, March 29 -– Chief peace negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Mohaqer Iqbal on Friday said that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law is “battered but not yet out.” The statement was made by Iqbal at the book launching marking the first anniversary of the signing of the […]

President Duterte douse cold water on claims of fake news site VS Robredo

What’s next when truth is twisted and served as fake news? On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte doused cold water on the fake news article published maliciously by a dubious, fake news web site, obviously supportive of the administration but into overdrive attack against critics, particularly vice-President Leni Robredo.

Philippines hosting the 35th ASEAN Tourism forum for P169 million

The good news here is that the Philippine Department of Tourism is hosting the ASEAN Tourism Forum from Jannuary 18th up to the 22nd of this year. The other half of the news is way different. After the government foot the bill of P10 billion APEC summit last November 2015, […]

Why PH is spending P10- billion for the APEC meet

Malacanang on Friday defended the P10-billion budget for the hosting of the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), by saying it is the country’s economy that will benefit most from the amount that the Philippines invested for the prestigious event. ”For the attendance alone, it is expected that more or […]